Jamie and Stale World Snowboard Slopestyle Champions 2014

Jamie Anderson wins US Open and claims her third World Snowboard Tour title. Stale Sandbech places second and takes his first World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle title

With a snowy and windy start at the US Open today, the women did not have an easy ride in the finals it seemed, except for Jamie, who dominated from her first run on. She was showing her smooth signature style on her winning run Gap to boardslide – 50:50 to Frontside Boarslide -50-50 to backside 180 Tailtap out – Cab 720 Nose Grab – Switch backside Indy – Frontside 720 Mute Grab; that has already turned a classic.
Jamie shared the podium with Spencer O’Brien (CAN) in second place and Burton European Open winner Isabel Derungs (SUI) in third. Isabel Derungs showed some progression in her trick choice, by going with a Backside Rodeo.

Jamie Anderson – Us Open 2014 – photo: Blotto

Jamie Anderson (USA) takes her 3rd World Snowboard Tour title, after winning here at the US Open, just beating Silje Norendal who had been leading most of the season with her 2 X Games gold medals. With Silje missing finals here in Vail, Jamie had yet another chance to reclaim her Tour title and with her smooth runs she showed that she still is the best Slopestyle rider overall.

The Men’s final was an absolute thriller despite the snowfall, with Slopestyle Champion Stale Sandbech, former Champ Sebastien Toutant and X Games winner Maxence Parrot kept battling Mark McMorris till their last run. Mark’s winning run was his second, consisted of a Switch Boardslide to frontside boardslide – 50-50 to backflip out – Frontside Boardslide 450 out – Cab 1260 Mute – FS Double Cork 1080 Mute – BS Triple 1440 Mute.

With his 2nd place here today Stale Sandbech claimed his first World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle title, plus his second World Tour trophy after his 2012 Overall Championship.

photo: Dean Blotto Gray

Author: silvia